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Praia do Amado break guidePhoto by: froi

Praia do Amado Surf Guide

Praia do Amado in South Portugal is a fairly exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for .

Praia do Amado Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia do Amado:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia do Amado occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Praia do Amado (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Praia do Amado with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in December while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Praia do Amado Location Map

Interactive Praia do Amado surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Praia do Amado is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 85 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia do Amado is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 181 km (112 miles) away.

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Praia do Amado Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 January 2022, 15:27 Local Time
Monday 17Tue
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.6
NW
1.6
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
5
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Praia do Amado

Surf stats for Praia do Amado, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Praia do Amado

Wind stats for Praia do Amado, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Praia do Amado Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 12 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.9
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.1
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.9
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.4
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Katja from Portugal
“Praia do Amado is really crowded in August.”

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